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Hornet Cornerback to Remain in Orange and Black

By MIKE MOGUIN

There is nothing like getting to go to the school where you’ve always envisioned attending and playing football.

Booker T. Washington’s D.J. Jones will see that dream become reality next year when he goes to Oklahoma State University. The senior cornerback, who stands 6-0, 175 pounds, committed to the Cowboys last February.

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Street School Celebrates Second Campus Opening

On Aug. 22, Street Schools opened its second campus. Street Schools is a high school program that models an alternative education for students in Oklahoma since 1973. The second campus is located in front of the school’s main entrance, at 1136 S. Allegheny Ave. in Tulsa. The program began in 1973 as a “drop-in” center and now has a graduation rate of 90 percent for at-risk students.

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TTCU School Pride Program Reaches $1 Million in Education Support

TTCU Federal Credit Union announced that the School Pride Program has donated over $1 million to schools in the Tulsa area. The donations were pushed past the $1 million mark in August, having distributed $99,000 at Back to School functions in the 56 area school districts that are involved in the program.

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Thomas Grayson Confident of Championship Repeat

By MIKE MOGUIN

When Booker T. Washington football comes to mind, you think of a defending Class 6AII state champion and versatility of Dax Hill. But Thomas Grayson, 5-10, 180-pound, senior running back, is also a threat for the Hornets.

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Edison’s Jerome Townsell a Three-Time Champ

By MIKE MOGUIN

Jerome Townsell made history last February when he became a three-time state champion for Tulsa Edison High School.

A senior at the time, Townsell won the Class 5A 182-pound final in the state wrestling tournament in Oklahoma City. It marked his second at that weight and third overall. He won at 170 pounds as a sophomore.

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BTW Girls Celebrate State Soccer Championship

By MIKE MOGUIN

Booker T. Washington is known for its tradition of state championships in sports. The school now has a trophy in its case for soccer, which comes by way of the Lady Hornets’ 1-0 win over Cascia Hall in the Class 5A girls state final in Mid-May in Sand Springs.

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Tulsa Public Schools Sees Increase in Graduates

For the third consecutive year, Tulsa Public Schools has seen an increase in the number of students graduating from high school. During a recent meeting of the Tulsa Board of Education, the district announced a 76.9 percent graduation rate, an increase of more than four percentage points, for the class of 2017.

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Cascia Hall Student Places 3rd Internationally

Congratulations to Junior Braden Milford whose project placed third out of 92 in the Environmental Engineering Category at the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).  The INTEL ISEF is the largest pre-college science competition in the world with over 1,800 finalists from 80 countries competing in 24 individual categories.

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TPS Announces Assumptions for 2018-19 Budget

Courtesy Tulsa Public Schools

Tulsa Public Schools has announced that the district’s 2018-2019 budget is being developed under the assumption that 100 percent of the certified and support personnel pay raises as outlined in House Bill 1023XX and House Bill 1026XX will be funded by the state.

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